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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Alstom Canada
 Name
Alstom Canada
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 Database Info
created by cjb on 1/10/2005 9:13 AM
last modified by decayed state on 12/30/2018 3:17 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Totally insane, 88-acres complex in the south-west of Downtown Montreal. formed of at least 20 buildings.

the biggest building was demolished by a huge fire november 15th 2008.
 Basic Information
Type: Buildings
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information
Address

Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Owner: Alstom Canada
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • active Electric wires all around
  •  Interesting Features
    That place is by far one of the biggest abandoned complex I've ever seen, covering a total of 88 acres . Many buildings are still powered, some of the rail cranes still work! ( If you have the guts to operate them!) There is alot of machinery left, altough some parts are totally empty. Rooftop access, maze like catwalks to access specific parts, still heated offices with rooms full of routers and electronic equipment... I could go on for a long time.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • part-time guard
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • cameras
  • Active camera system all around site, patrol car every once in a while
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1895
    Closed: 2003
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • camera
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    The facilities, originally founded by the Grand Trunk Railroad, which later became the Canadian National Railway Company (CN), were one of the first Railroad Maintenance Shops established in North America. These same facilities were the principal repair and remanufacturing center for CN through most of the 20th century. In 1993, CN sold the complex to Alstom Canada ( canadian division of the french company Alstom) The plant lost most of its employes in a slow agony that ended in 2003. At that point the factory had only 20 workers. Sad story but it is unfortunatly too common here in Montreal (CSF, Redpath, Stelco, Canadian Vickers, Malt plant...)

     Media Coverage
    http://applicatif....commfr.asp?id=1173
    http://www.ftq.qc....suite.asp?aid=1755
    http://www.montrea.../082604/news1.html
     Future Plans
    Was supposed to be turned into one of the world's biggest cinema studio but the project was put on hold because the big Hollywood productions are coming less and less to Montreal. Currently there are 3 different bidders who want to remain anonymous that have made offers to Alstom to purchase the property. The biggest obstacle to any redevelopment is land contamination, It is estimated the decontamination will cost at least 300 Millions $ ( Lead, PCBs, and alot of other healthy stuff). So we can assume this place will rot for some time.
    -:)
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     Photo Galleries
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    Feb 2005
    Mon, Mar 21st, 2005
    posted by jeremyk
    52 pictures
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    heart_of_darkness
    Fri, Mar 25th, 2005
    posted by timmer
    35 pictures
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    Psycho, Armyman, Dave-O & friends Running in the field Night tour 2005
    Fri, May 20th, 2005
    posted by psycho
    29 pictures
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    Psycho, Armyman & Dave-O Caught Red handed Night tour
    Mon, May 23rd, 2005
    posted by psycho
    46 pictures
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    complement & ambiance
    Wed, Aug 3rd, 2005
    posted by nel58
    25 pictures
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    13/09/05 23h-05h searching for the underground passage
    Thu, Sep 22nd, 2005
    posted by nel58
    30 pictures
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    Historical
    Thu, Nov 10th, 2005
    posted by Emperor Wang
    9 pictures
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    Initiation trip and tchoo tchoos
    Mon, Dec 26th, 2005
    posted by baleze
    23 pictures
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    Coloplosition
    Mon, Nov 27th, 2006
    posted by controleman
    25 pictures
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    Power plant and more
    Mon, Nov 27th, 2006
    posted by tijeff
    17 pictures
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    See Al's from a fish
    Mon, Dec 11th, 2006
    posted by controleman
    17 pictures
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    SPEK's Metal Gear game for real 2/2
    Tue, Dec 12th, 2006
    posted by SPEK Photo
    23 pictures
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    SPEK's Metal Gear game for real 1/2
    Tue, Dec 12th, 2006
    posted by SPEK Photo
    25 pictures
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    Alstom actif
    Thu, Dec 21st, 2006
    posted by cjb
    1 pictures
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    Photos extérieures
    Fri, Jan 11th, 2008
    posted by cjb
    8 pictures
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    Alstrom Cleanup?
    Sat, Mar 5th, 2016
    posted by MeesterPanda
    7 pictures


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     Panoramas

    Psycho night Panorama
    Mon, May 23rd, 2005
    posted by psycho


    The Exhaust Farm
    Tue, Dec 12th, 2006
    posted by SPEK Photo
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    Category Rating
    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 12/31/2018 9:35 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 31 18 at 9:35, Steed validated this location
  • on Dec 30 18 at 15:17, decayed state changed the following: Status
  • on Dec 20 17 at 4:19, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 20 17 at 2:11, decayed state changed the following: Status
  • on Mar 5 16 at 19:15, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 5 16 at 17:17, MeesterPanda changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on Mar 5 16 at 17:05, MeesterPanda added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Mar 5 16 at 17:03, MeesterPanda updated gallery Alstrom Cleanup?
  • on Mar 5 16 at 16:58, MeesterPanda created a new gallery
  • on Jun 11 10 at 22:55, Emperor Wang validated this location
  •  Forum Threads about this Location
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Alstom FireEmperor Wang161011/18/2008 8:26 PM by mewthree
    You must log in for this feature to work.Alstom To Reopen?Emperor Wang49996/19/2008 3:02 PM by mewthree
    You must log in for this feature to work.the Fox Familynel58450511/6/2007 4:04 PM by mewthree
    You must log in for this feature to work.Historic MapEmperor Wang25601/19/2006 12:40 AM by Emperor Wang
    You must log in for this feature to work.Men at work !nel58245811/6/2007 4:07 PM by mewthree
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